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Durango Sports Club announces promotion The Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road, announces that William McGarva has been promoted to general manager. McGarva attained a degree in exercise...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Potable water delivery business opens Aqua Drop Potable Water Delivery Inc. announces its opening on Jan. 5.The business is owned by Joni Taylor, Karrie Selike and Gary Frye. Each owner has decades...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Companies hope sourcing will stem illegal honey

FRESNO, Calif. – Honey companies and importers are launching a program in January to try to stop the flow of illegally sourced honey from coming into the country.The True Source Honey Initiative is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Grants available for event marketing The Durango Business Improvement District announces that it has revised its special event marketing grant program. The program provides nominal grants to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

High-tech predictions for a high-tech year

ATLANTA – My ability to predict the future is amazing. Even in college, my gifts of prediction were so powerful they created a paying job for me.My inability to predict the winning race horse at...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

The wonders a new ’do can do

Like many nonprofit organizations, the La Plata County Humane Society has spent the bulk of the nation’s worst recession trying to do more without more money to do it.But the organization isn’t...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cherokee, Apple partner to put language on iPhones

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Nine-year-old Lauren Hummingbird wants a cell phone – and not just any old phone, but an iPhone. Such a request normally would be met with skepticism by her father, Cherokee...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Gadget show to bring fiercer competition to iPad

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc.’s popular iPad is getting its strongest competition thus far as consumer-electronics manufacturers unveil tablet computers with bigger screens, front-facing cameras for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Set business goals for 2011 with questions in mind

The year’s end is a traditional time to reflect on the last year and make resolutions for change in the new. Longtime readers of this column know I believe this is the time to analyze past results...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Stock market rally hits a snag

NEW YORK – A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7 percent in December took a pause Tuesday as traders shrugged off a pickup in factory orders and a sharp rise in monthly sales from General Motors...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Car sales up for 1st time since recession

DETROIT – Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They’re still far from what they were just a few years ago – but that’s just fine with the downsized...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Winner of coupon contest announced The Durango Chamber of Commerce announces that Wendy Graham was the winner of the “Be Local” Coupon Book contest.Graham received $100 in Durango Dollars for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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